← Huay ChivoYou do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. The '''Huay Chivo''' is a legendary Mayan beast specific to the Yucatán Peninsula. ==Etymology== The name Huay Chivo combines Spanish and Yucatec Mayan terms. ''Huay'' or ''Uay'' comes from ''Waay'' in Yucatec Maya, meaning sorcerer or spirit, while ''Chivo'' is Spanish for goat, literally meaning Witch-Goat. ==Origin== The Huay Chivo is a local variation of the Mesoamerican [[Nahual]], an evil sorcerer who can transform himself into a supernatural animal, usually a goat, dog or deer, in order to prey upon livestock. ==Description== The Huay Chivo is described as a half-man, half-beast creature, with burning red eyes. In recent times it has become associated with the [[chupacabra]]s. ==Sightings== Alleged Huay Chivo activity is sporadically reported in the regional press. ==See also== *[[Nahual]] *[[Skin-walker]] *[[Wayob]] ==References== * Burchell, Simon (2007) ''Phantom Black Dogs in Latin America'', Heart of Albion Press, ISBN 978-1-905646-01-2 [[Category:Maya mythology]] [[Category:Shapeshifters]] Return to Huay Chivo. Retrieved from "https://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Huay_Chivo"